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Q & A

What is art therapy?

 

Art therapy is an opportunity to know yourself in a new way, to expand your creativity and explore what lies inside you, waiting to be expressed. It is a journey of the soul, an unfolding that is gentle, non-invasive and very effective.

 

Images relay symbols and emotions. Art therapy is an invitation to unveil your mysterious symbols and come to a deeper understanding of the issues that are arising and allow for inspiring shifts to take place.

Benefits:

-Connects the right and left brain hemispheres
-Facilitates greater emotional intelligence
-Reveals what lies beneath the logical mind and the intellect
-Awakens the inner child, expanding creativity and playfulness

-Brings about many insights
-Connecting with your source; relaxation, fun and rejuvenation

 
What happens in an art therapy session?

 

You are provided with a safe space where you can relax and be heard. First you tell me about where you are at, and where you would like to see positive changes. You are invited to play with simple art tools. As it comes to an end, we put the images up so that we have an objective point of view and then I facilitate a dialogue between you and the art.

 

Why does it work?

Through art, we bypass the intellect. Perhaps you have thought about what challenges you and tried to understand it, but art therapy gets straight to the underlying issues. The unconscious becomes conscious.

 
Who does it work for?

Art therapy works for children and adults of any age, with any level of art experience. 

With children the approach is about play and we follow their natural themes. When trust is built, they naturally share the challenges in their lives and how they feel.

With adults, the process is more consciously to work through something or reach a different state of well being. After  the art is created, we view it objectively and I ask questions to reveal the meanings present and we integrate these according to their life situations.